The humble lolly just got better: Hong Kong based confectionery player Candy Novelty Works has been awarded US patent 6177110 for its inventiion: "Lollipop with edible stic.k. Abstract: A lollipop comprises a ball of hard candy and an edible stick having a first end extending into a cavity in the ball. The stick comprises pressed candy and a multiplicity of confectionary chips interspersed in the pressed candy.